What is Quantum Information Science and Technology?

The field of Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST) brings together two major advances of the 20th century: quantum mechanics and information technology.

Quantum mechanics is the most accurate theory in science. It describes the world at its most basic level. Information technology gave rise to the computer, digital communication and other devices that have transformed how we live. What happens when we combine quantum mechanics and information technology? We get QIST!

Quantum Information Science and Technology will harness the power of quantum mechanics and bring a radical new era of technology. It will allow us to do things that are unthinkable or even impossible with today’s technology.

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Meet the qubits

quantum sensors

Quantum simulation

quantum computing

quantum communication

quantum materials


A new era of information science and technology

IQC faculty member and associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department Na Young Kim describes why quantum information science and technology research is the leading force of a new era.